Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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by larkkkattack - Jam Entry

AHHHHHHH I didn't have enough time to polish as I wanted :V

Anyway, It´s my first jam alone and I finished something so well, not so bad :_)



X: Change aspect between Reptilian-Human.
Z: Melee (only allowed in reptilian shape).

X to restart level.

Human: They can´t detect you.
Reptilian: You can run faster and attack but they can easily kill you

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larkkkattack says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:32am

I'll update tomorrow with bug fixes, graphics and sfx :_D

Peringo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:22pm

I love the reptilian idea and the sprites are great, but the game seems frustratingly difficult. The biggest balance problem is, I think, that the birdpeople shoot where you are. I think the reptilians jump abilties would make more sense if the bullets went in a straight line. Also, the birds shouldn´t instantly notice you after changing forms, so stealth attacks become possible. Of course these are just my personal thoughts and if you think it´s better like that, that´s no problem at all!
Definetely good for your first solo jam!

Le_Sarus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:22pm

The Robots are a bit too quick to react to my reptilian form but i really like the concept. Good job!

larkkkattack says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:18pm


Thank you :D

I had to design a really big chance of being instakilled if they discover you, otherwise you could quickly transform into reptil and kill a guy in his face without risk. And the point is to kill them with backstabs.

Maybe I´ll add another further range of detection with less penalty.

@Peringo The idea is -> If you are detected, you die. No chances. And you still can survive if you are lucky and jump in the correct moment but I don´t want to maximize that scenario.

Of course the level design is non-existent so I´ll try to close the core and make interesting enemies around the main mechanic :>

Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:17pm

La pena es que no lo te diera tiempo a hacer un nivel más largo.

seveca95 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:49pm

Muy cortito, pero lo que hay me ha molado. La barra del HUD esta algo bug.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:34pm

Great game, love the shifting mechanic to become "invisible" to evil sucker robots, as well as the game look and feel (the claw attack, together with the FX, is gorgeous). Would love to play a longer version!

Enhorabuena Laro! Le hubiera metido un "tell" a los enemigos para tener algo más de idea de cuando van a darse la vuelta y poderme preparar, pero está genial!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Really nice use of the theme, i dig it a lot. Also pretty amazing for a 1 man team.

midgard says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:54pm

Good game feel, a bit too hardcore, would have liked a longer level and a victory screen of some sort :)

Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:00am

Ueee me los he cargado a todos! Me mola el cabroncete del prota, tiene carisma. Qué lástima que no te haya dado tiempo a más, pero ya has roto mano que es lo importante. La siguiente más y mejor.

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:42pm

Nice concept, solid controlls (but please take care of other keyboard layouts :) X and Z are far away from each other on german layouts). Good Job! Have a look at my entry too please :)

deathray says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:00am

Like others have said: Really great graphics and animation, but a little too hard for my liking. Glad to see someone else making a game where you shapeshift into a reptile!

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:38pm

Short but fun! Excellent job!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 11:27pm

nice backgound and good concept, but game play since bad for me, i cant pass the first 10 meter

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